IOS 11 might kill your favorite old iPhone apps

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IOS 11 might kill your favorite old iPhone apps

Apple might stop supporting 32-bit applications altogether once iOS 11 is launched. The company also asked developers to submit new apps with 64-bit support since February 2015 and app updates starting June 2015.

Apple today seeded a new round of developer betas for its next OS updates, including iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5 Sierra, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1. If you have been following the latest development of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 10.3 is embedded with Apple File System or APFS, replacing the old, primitive Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+).

How many apps are affected?

The pop-up notification tells the users to update the app or else it wouldn't function with future versions of iOS.

Apple first transitioned to a 64-bit processor with the A7 on the iPhone 5s and now appears poised to kick 32-bit apps off of the App Store completely. One study suggests the number could be around 187,000 apps, or some 8 percent of the 2.4 million apps in Apple's App Store, with games, education, and entertainment apps being the hardest hit.

In fact, the hacker regularly updates their Twitter followers with more details including an occasional warning to be careful when opting for an iOS 10.2 jailbreak to avoid a fake tool. Those using older devices will likely have issues upgrading to the next version of iOS. Apple then started alerting users saying that since the app was 32-bit, it may slow down the device performance. "The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility". With these missing at the hardware level in upcoming iPhones, there is literally no future for these 32-bit apps.

The demise of 32-bit app support on iOS has always been an inevitability, and now it appears that iOS 11 will finally offer up the final nail in the coffin.

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